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Caddywampus: Murder at Woebegone Dunes Resort

When Lieutenant Baron Dunning is sent to Nigeria to investigate the plundering of natural resources for use in biological warfare, he can’t guess that the money trail will lead him to Wisconsin’s lavish Woebegone Dunes Resort … and an abandoned research site known as Gravestone Castle. Competition for ownership of the resort and the castle has resulted in a series of freakish deaths, and Dunning’s sleuthing brings him into contact with a plethora of odd characters:

Bo-Bo Bigelow, the world’s largest exporter of misappropriated oil and rare earth minerals. He wants to convert the Hermitage at Gravestone Castle into a playboy mansion.
Jack Daniels, who sees Gravestone Castle as the ideal headquarters for the Royal Enouement Society, a secret club for objectivists.
Father Feely, a talented but corrupt priest who’s indebted to Bo-Bo Bigelow.
Professor Adam Baum, a brilliant biological researcher with the personality of a serial killer.
Deputy Sheriff Bud Light, a brandy-swigging Green Bay Packers fan who finds himself in over his head when confronted with the ghastly murders.
Crystal Glass, the enchanting reporter who sweeps Dunning off his feet.
Can Lieutenant Dunning find the answers he seeks — to the case or to life’s deep philosophical questions — amidst the chaos? Continue reading

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“Adoption—prayers really do come true”

Spending our wedding anniversary in Vail, Colorado, was stupendous. Following an exciting round of golf at Vail Country Club, surrounded by gorgeous views of the snowcapped Gore Mountain Range as the scenic backdrop, I relaxed with a double martini at … Continue reading

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“Adoption writer emphasizes smiles, frowns and furrowed brows”

When a writer wants a character to show emotion, they will use smiles, frowns, sighs, shrugs, blushes, glares, or a furrowed brow to outwardly convey reactions to internal responses. Actors use masks to outwardly project comedy, tragedy, delight, happiness, sadness … Continue reading

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Adoption story—”First Lilac Club” was an instant success! Judith Land | Adoption Detective

“The compact space under the lilac bushes provided a secure environment where the girls felt relaxed and comfortable. The close proximity of the seating arrangement facilitated intimacy, whispering, and the sharing of secrets—only then did Judith Romano decide to tell … Continue reading

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“Adoption story—cozy mystery, suspense thriller or unsolved secret?”

“Behind every adoption story there is a memoir or mystery novel waiting to be written.” —Judith Land When an adoption quest to meet biological relatives is invoked the researcher must keep all senses alert, maintain a perspicacious mind open to all possibilities, and … Continue reading

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“Why write a book about adoption?”

“There is a high demand for quality stories about adoption because nearly sixty percent of Americans know someone who has been adopted. Everyone loves a mystery novel and the universal popularity of orphans Heidi, Oliver Twist, Little Orphan Annie, and Anne … Continue reading

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“What is an Adoption Detective?”

An Adoption Detective is any licensed or unlicensed person who looks into historic records to locate persons of interest. Clients are children suffering from a nefarious sense genealogical bewilderment with a desire to learn something about their biological antecedents by … Continue reading

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“Adoption story—First Lilac Club”

Adoption Story The overwhelming physical proximity of my mother Rosella caused me to writhe in my seat. She cleared her throat and stated, “I am not your real mother.” At that moment I needed spontaneous love and reassurance. I desperately … Continue reading

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